The Barrel Factory, located in the Old First Ward and home to Pressure Drop Brewing and Lakeward Spirits, continues to grow with the addition of Bar Cultivar, which will have a heavy focus on terroir-driven ciders, while also offering a variety of beer, wine and cider-based cocktails. Bar Cultivar will officially open their doors on December 8 (12-11pm).

Leonard Oakes will use the grand opening as the official launch of five new SteamPunk ciders – Single Variety Brown Snout, Single Variety Chisel Jersey, Single Variety Dabinette, Single Variety Medaille d’or and Hojack Heritage Blend. All five will be available on tap and will be available via 16oz. can fills (off tap).

Bar Cultivar will showcase various cider regions from around the world to further appreciate cider’s place at the table and its prevalence in said culture. Alongside the opening, a new line of SteamPunk ciders will be released, which put the apple varieties into focus, while giving definition to their sense of place.

“Bar Cultivar is the culmination of 17 years of growing and fermenting cider specific varieties while reveling in all things cider. The opening of Bar Cultivar leads directly into our centennial year as fourth generation apple farmers in Western New York. We are proud of our heritage and excited for the opportunity to share the versatility, complexity, and depth of character that we know cider to be,” Jarod Thurber of Leonard Oakes says.

Bar Cultivar is located inside the Barrel Factory (65 Vandalia St.). For more details, or if you have questions, please email or call (585) 318-4418.